Blog 2018-06-07T17:05:26+00:00

New Innovations That Stood Out at the 2018 AIA Expo

With each new design—residence or commercial building—we attempt to create the best architecture in Seattle. Our desire is to bring the ultimate version of your dream to life using contemporary materials that fit poetically into your environment.

To achieve such lofty goals, it’s essential we stay abreast of the innovations taking place throughout the country. One way this is accomplished is by consuming industry news and this year at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2018 conference there were more than 800 brands and manufacturers present. Among those, a few stood […]

Tips for Communicating Your Architectural Style

At Rhodes Architecture, we value the relationship we have with our clients and one of our favorite aspects of the design process is getting to know you and your architectural preferences. To build on this relationship, it’s imperative to develop clear lines of communication.

A great place to start is by thinking about your taste and style and how you see it coming together in a finished project. To help start this process, we want to explore some of the key architecture considerations that emerge during the design process. This […]

5 Materials We Love & How We Apply Them Into Our Designs

At Rhodes Architecture + Light, our Architects are always on the lookout for new materials to incorporate in your design. Instead of just relying on the same materials we have for years, we want to be sure we provide our clients with the best quality options for their residences.

Here are five materials we’ve recently been adding into Pacific Northwest architecture projects that we think are uniquely pleasing and will last for many years to come.

1. Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile is becoming inexpensive, allowing homeowners to choose this hardy option more […]

Top Architectural Considerations When Designing a Sustainable Home

Deciding to design your home from the ground up can be an exciting process. It can also be frustrating.

Chances are you’ve been dreaming for a while. You’ve searched through hundreds of floor plans. You’ve accumulated a stack of magazines several inches high. Your pinboard on Pinterest has taken on a life of its own. The local home improvement stores know you by name.

And yet, here you are, still unsure of what direction to go. You know you want something different. Something contemporary. Something that stands out from the crowd.

And while […]

5 Questions You Don’t Know to Ask, But We Know to Address

Once you’ve decided to design your dream home, there are a lot of questions that will come to mind. It’s exciting, but the options will feel limitless, and the endlessness of choices can feel overwhelming without a guiding hand. Even more importantly, there are important factors that you may not have even considered yet.

We know building on certain land will lead to its own unique issues. Fortunately, the Pacific Northwest Architects at Rhodes Architecture + Light bring twenty-three years of experience to the table.

With this experience comes the expertise […]

How Natural Light in Your Home Can Transform Your Space

There are many different definitions of the word light.

As a noun, it’s the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.

As a verb, it provides light or lighting; it illuminates.

As an adjective, it’s defined as having a considerable or sufficient amount of natural light; not dark.

As Seattle residential architects, we’ve made it our mission to understand how light transforms your space.

Light is essential for the obvious reasons; we need it to accomplish tasks. But if we go back to the human origin, light has another meaning. […]